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MULTI-DISCIPLINARY EXCELLENCE

Cancer is a complex, debilitating condition. Conquering such a disease requires a synthesized approach where the finest experts from specific cancer groups come together to form a whole. This approach towards cancer care is best exemplified in our unique Cancer Management Teams (CMTs).

Each CMT at the Apollo Proton Cancer Centre is made up of specialists who straddle diverse disciplines like Surgery, Radiation & Medical Oncology, Pathology, and Rehabilitation, among others. To further fortify this team of experts, we have a world-class support staff made up of nurses, dieticians, therapists and clinical trial coordinators that work towards complete healthcare of patients. Armed with revolutionary technology, each CMT plays a pivotal role in drawing up the treatment blueprint based on vast experience, and the unique needs of the patients.

WE FIGHT CANCER WITH HOPE. AND THE MOST POWERFUL SUITE OF TREATMENT PROTOCOLS IN CANCER CARE.

TARGETING TUMOURS WITH SUB MILIMETER ACCURACY

The mission to conquer cancer is a complex battle that demands a constantly fine-tuned and optimized approach. World over, this fight against cancer distils down to three primary pillars – Surgical, Radiation and Medical Oncology.

Radiation Oncology is one of the specialized treatment protocols in cancer care that involves the use of high-energy particles – usually photons or revolutionary protons - to attack cancer cells.

Cancer spreads when affected cells divide and proliferate at a rapid rate. Radiation therapy helps by breaking down the DNA within these cancer cells and killing them, thus stemming the spread. Unlike other treatment forms like chemotherapy, which affect the whole body, radiation therapy targets only the affected cells with precision.

Radiation Oncology is an evolving ecosystem with new revolutionary treatments emerging constantly. At APCC, we are the pioneers of cutting-edge Radiation Oncology, with the best of people and equipment to elevate the benchmarks of quality for cancer care.


When is Radiation Therapy Ideal

To cure early-stage cancer

Radiation therapy is ideally suited to cure cancers which are extremely sensitive to radiation. Exposure to radiation beams shrinks these cancers, or removes them completely. In early stages of cancer care, radiation is often used to complement chemotherapy, or as a precursor to surgery.


Critical adjunct in multi-modal therapy

Radiation therapy is used in combination with other forms of treatment, like Medical or Surgical Oncology, to attack cancer cells. Radiation can shrink tumours before chemotherapy or surgery, or attack residual cancerous tissue after other treatment modalities have been used.


To control cancers from recurring in other parts

Oncologists often use empirical evidence to predict the course a cancer could take. However, cancer has a demonstrated propensity to spread to different parts of the body. Radiation is used preventively to make a pre-emptive strike before the cancer actually spreads.


To treat recurring cancers

If a person's cancer has returned (recurred), radiation might be used to treat the cancer, or to treat symptoms caused by the advanced cancer.


Vital modality in palliative care for symptomatic relief

In very advanced stages of cancer, radiation is used to control the effects of the disease and alleviate the patient’s condition. Radiation therapy is effective in shrinking tumours, which reduces the pain and hardship of the patient.


Tomotherapy

CUTTING EDGE TOMOTHERAPY THAT IS DRIVEN BY THE TRANSFORMATIVE RADIXACT PLATFORM

Tomotherapy is the combination of intensity modulated radiation delivered with the precision and accuracy of Computed Tomography scanning technology. This integrated approach is a powerful weapon in the fight against cancer, especially in the case of complex and hard-to-access tumours.

In Tomotherapy, radiation is delivered slice-by-slice. Extremely high-end imaging provides 4D volume images of the tumours that are moving. This allows precision targeting. A sophisticated motion monitoring technology continuously updates the affected part, which is then targeted by the radiation beams. The advanced multi-leaf collimator shapes the beam, allowing for microscopic precision and accuracy.

At APCC, we take precision and excellence to the next level with the revolutionary Radixact system, which is the new frontier of Tomotherapy. Powered by state-of-the-art 3D CT imaging, it uses a linear accelerator to deliver a high dose radiation to the tumour with sub millimetre precision. This ensures that only the affected cells are targeted; surrounding healthy tissue is not exposed to radiation. The Radixact Tomotherapy system at APCC is the first of its kind sophisticated treatment modality, available in Chennai.


MAXIMISING THE POWER OF THREE. THE SEE, PLAN, And TREAT PROTOCOL.

Precision Treatment Planning System

A seamlessly-integrated platform that drives greater flexibility and simpler workflows, ensuring that we touch more patients with precise and world-class protocols.


Data Management System

A repository of mission-critical data generated during the planning and treatment process; a powerful foundation for patient analysis and insights.


Treatment Delivery System

Interoperability and complexity reduction protocols help make treatment delivery faster, without compromising clinical outcome benchmarks.



The unique Radixact platform is highly efficient, effective, and gives the incredible advantage of high versatility. Our dedicated CMTs evaluate each case, and recommend a treatment roadmap based on the shape, size and stage of the cancer. In certain cases, Tomotherapy is deemed the optimal treatment modality, either as a stand-alone treatment or as an adjunct for proton therapy.


Planning System

WHEN YOU TAKE THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON AGAINST CANCER IN THE WORLD AND MAKE IT MORE POWERFUL. WITH THE RAYSTATION ADVANTAGE

At APCC, we use the most future-ready planning system with RayStation. Packed with game-changing offerings, like multi-criteria optimization, ultrafast computation speed and 4D adaptive radiation therapy, our planning system is revolutionising the way treatment planning is experienced.

RayStation’s powerful feature-rich functionality makes our proton advantage even stronger. The RayStation supports a variety of treatment techniques and beam lines which augment the level of precision of our proton system.

The RayStation comes with Monte Carlo - its own proprietary dose engine. The Monte Carlo and pencil beam dose engines in RayStation are designed to be used in parallel, to ensure efficient and accurate dose calculation for all proton PBS planning needs.

RayStation provides leading tools for designing, and optimizing actively scanned pencil beam proton treatment plans, including IMPT, single field uniform dose, and distal edge tracking.


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